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Career Advising

Career Advising

Explore. Find a career that fulfills.

No matter what professional goals a student may have, Stevenson's dedicated Career Advisors and Executives-in-Residence can assist with designing a custom career plan that fits the interests and skills of the individual. Our staff support students’ connection to career through career exploration and professional preparation.

  • Advising Info

    Advising session between an adviser and a studentOur advisors help you connect to your career through:

    Career exploration:

    • One-on-one coaching on career or major exploration
    • Graduate school advising

    Professional preparation:

    • Resume and cover letter writing
    • Interview preparation & mock Interviews
    • Job & internship search strategy
  • Schedule an Appointment

    Appointments can be held in person, by phone, or via Bluejeans.

    Schedule an appointment via our career management tool, Handshake, or by calling Career Services at 443-352-4477.

  • Drop-In Advising

    Drop-In Hours

    Our Career Peers are waiting to help you with:

    • Resume and/or cover letter help
    • Learning how to use Handshake
    • Exploring employment/internship opportunities
    • Browsing our resource library

    Visit a Career Peer at:

    Wooded Way, Room 100
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday Noon- 3pm
    Fall & Spring Semester only

    Our Career Advisors also meet you where you are:
     

    • Brown School of Business & Leadership
      BSoBL Room 400, Tuesdays 1:00 – 2:30 pm
       
    • School of Humanities and Social Sciences & School of Design
      MAC Center South, Room 124B (Solve Center), Thursdays 10:00 – 11:30am
       
    • School of Education
      GS Campus, MC 223 Conf. Room, 3rd Monday of the month, 2:00 – 3:30pm
       
    • School of Science & School of Nursing and Health Professions
      MAC Center South, Room 124A (Solve Center), Thursdays 1:00 – 2:30pm

    Workshop Wednesdays

    Every Wednesday from 5:00 – 6:00pm come join us in the Office of Career Services for an informative session on one of the following topics and pizza:

    • Crafting Your Resume
    • Social Media
    • Interview Skills
    • Job Search/Networking
    • Navigating Handshake

    See the full schedule and RSVP (strongly encouraged) by logging into Handshake.

  • Executives in Residence

    Our Executives in Residence program offers our students a one-of-a-kind opportunity to interact with leaders from the workforce who provide unique insights into the working world. The Executives in Residence have the coaching and career skills to provide our students with expert knowledge on transitioning to the professional workforce as well as, cover letter and resume advice, interview skills through mock interviews, and networking skills.

    Our current Executives in Residence, Gary Anderson and Jean Turner, have expert knowledge and extensive resumes that make them bona fide teachers with all of the real world experience that provides students with unique insights into the working world.

    Gary Anderson is a recently retired "market-facing leader and customer advocate of multi-billion dollar global B2B services provider" with a forty-year professional career. He is now a small business owner and embraces a philosophy of "continuous learning ... focused on team-building and talent development."

    Jean Turner is a retired "Director of Human Resources with extensive experience in all areas of Human Resources" and currently serves as the Director of the College Relations Committee of the Chesapeake Human Resources Association (CHRA).

    Are you a leading professional in the workforce looking to give back to upcoming graduates?

    Your ability to work directly with our students and share your knowledge of the world of work and expectations of employers would bring immense value to their career-ready skills and boost their confidence in the interviewing process.

    If you are interested in becoming one of our Executives in Residence, please contact our Director of Operations, Cary Smedley at csmedley@stevenson.edu. We ask for a time commitment of three to four hours per week based on your schedule and are confident you will find the experience rewarding.

  • Staff

    Kelly Fewster, MS, LCPC
    Career Advisor, HASS, SOD, SOE
    443-352-4497

    Schedule an Appointment

    Provides students with career education, advising, and connection to employers. Advises students on resume and cover letter development, job and internship search strategies, networking, and other career-related areas. Presents workshops to students and assists with career fairs and other networking events. Serves as a liaison to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Design, and School of Education in support of career exploration and professional preparation.


    Gabrielle Styles, MS
    Career Advisor, BSOBL, SHP, SOS, SUO
    443-352-4479

    Schedule an Appointment

    Advises students and alumni on career education and the job search process; providing guidance on developing and managing their professional brand. Facilitates connections to employers, networking events and career related workshops, while assisting with various career services programming. Serves as Career Advisor for students in the School of Business and Leadership, School of Nursing and Health Professions, School of Sciences, SUO online and the student-athlete population to support career exploration and professional preparation.


    Gary Anderson

    Gary Anderson
    Executive in Residence 
    443-394-9902

    Schedule an Appointment

    Coaches students on Tuesday afternoons on key career skills such as interviewing, goal setting, how to research company information, and transitioning to the professional workforce. Recently retired as the market-facing leader and customer advocate of multi-billion dollar global B2B services provider after a forty-year professional career, now extending career experiences as a small business owner. Embraces a continuous learning philosophy focused on team-building and talent development. Educated locally at Towson University (undergraduate, BS Bus Admin/Finance) and Loyola University of Maryland (MS Finance). Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Drop-In or call our office at 443-352-4477 for an appointment.


    Jean Turner

    Jean Turner
    Executive in Residence
    443-394-9902

    Schedule an Appointment

    Coaches students on Wednesday afternoons on resume preparation, interviewing skills, researching prospective employers, and transitioning to the professional workforce. Provides insight into careers in the Human Resources profession. Retired Director of Human Resources with extensive experience in all areas of Human Resources. Currently serving as the liaison with Stevenson University on the College Relations Committee of the Chesapeake Human Resources Association (CHRA). Graduate of CCBC Essex and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Wednesdays, Noon – 4:00 p.m. Drop-In or call our office at 443-352-4477 for an appointment.


    Cary Smedley

    Cary Smedley
    Director of Operations
    443-352-5324

    Schedule an Appointment

    Directs and manages the coordination of overall operations, collaborating with other units on campus in developing and staffing shared events. Advises students and alumni in all SU schools on career exploration and job search. Provides leadership in developing programming and processes informed by best practices in career services; provides leadership and direction to expand the Career Peer Advisor Program and provides career counseling to students who are deciding on a major field of study.


    Susan Gordon

    Susan B. Gordon, MS, MSOD, NCC
    Vice President of Career Services
    443-394-9257

    Schedule an Appointment

    Leads the Career Services team to provide exceptional career education to our students. Advises students and alumni in all SU schools on career exploration and job search. Collaborates with faculty and staff across the university to support career development in the classroom and beyond. Manages all aspects of career services to ensure positive outcomes for our students and our employer partners.


    Matthew Seiler

    Matthew Seiler '08
    Assistant Director, Employer Relations & Communications  
    443-352-5314

    Coordinates and supports events, programs, and marketing in the Office of Career Services, assists with providing content for and the management of the department's social media, collaborates with other campus organizations and departments to promote Career Architecture and career tools offered to students, work with, support, and train student volunteers and workers. 


    Hugh Taylor

    Hugh Taylor
    Technology Manager
    443-394-9277

    Provides technical support and leadership for the Office of Career Services. Maintains and supports Handshake and the career services portal. Develops data driven analysis and reporting for key performance indicators of career services.